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August 20, 2009

MAJORITY SAY AFGHAN WAR NOT WORTH FIGHTING

Washington Post - A majority of Americans now see the war in Afghanistan as not worth fighting and just a quarter say more U.S. troops should be sent to the country, according to a new Washington Post- ABC News poll. . . Republicans (70 percent say it is worth fighting) and conservatives (58 percent) remain the war's strongest backers, and the issue provides a rare point of GOP support for Obama's policies. . . Among all adults, 51 percent now say the war is not worth fighting, up six points since last month and four points above the previous high, reached in February. Less than half, 47 percent, say the war is worth its costs. Those strongly opposed (41 percent) outweigh strong proponents (31 percent). Opposition to the Iraq war reached similar levels in the summer of 2004 and deteriorated further, through the 2006 midterm elections, becoming issue No. 1 in many congressional races that year.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should see what people from Afghanistan think about the war. Have a look at this interview with Malalai Joya, a woman who is the youngest member of the Afghanistan parliament.

August 21, 2009 2:51 AM  

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